Reminder for school aged children and young people to get vaccinated ahead of summer holidays


West Northamptonshire Public Health are encouraging primary, secondary and further education students and their parents and guardians, to check their vaccination status, to ensure they are up to date.


Increased mixing during the holidays means the risk of viruses spreading amongst children and young people is heightened. Some of the most common infections to circulate within our school aged population includes measles, mumps, and meningitis, which can cause severe complications, and in some cases require hospitalisation.


Some children and young people may have missed out on getting their routine vaccinations or are newly eligible, and are therefore being reminded to get this protection. Vaccinations help to boost the immune system and protects against complications an infection can cause.


Children and young people who attend school should have been offered vaccinations through their GP or the school immunisation programme. If your child has missed any doses of these vaccines or does not attend a school setting, please, contact your GP to arrange an appointment.


Dr Annapurna Sen, Health Protection Consultant for West Northamptonshire Public Health has an important message for school pupils and their parents and guardians:


“Across Northamptonshire we have seen a decline in the uptake of childhood and adolescent vaccinations. I am asking for parents and guardians to support in protecting their children and young people this summer by checking their child’s vaccination status, to ensure they have had all their recommended doses. Don’t let an avoidable infection spoil their summer break.


“If your child has missed any vaccinations, please contact your child’s GP as soon as possible to discuss and arrange an appointment.”


For further detail regarding any of these vaccinations, please check out the West Northamptonshire Council Immunisation page.


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West Northamptonshire Council Communications Team

Cost of living support on offer at summer roadshows


A series of cost-of-living roadshow events and pop-up stalls will be held across West Northamptonshire this summer to highlight the support available to residents.

People are encouraged to go along to speak to a range of organisations to find out what help is available to them and where to find it. Organised by West Northamptonshire Council (WNC), the events will offer information on accessing grants, money and debt advice, wellbeing tips and much more.

WNC's wellbeing service and community partners will be at:

 * Woodford Halse Community Food Larder (The Nest, Woodford Halse Primary Academy, Scrivens Hill, NN11 3SU) on Tuesday 9 July from Midday to 2.30pm

* Duston Library Welcoming Space (Pendle Road, Duston, NN5 6DT) on Wednesday 17 July from 2pm to 4pm


 * Albanian Cultural Association Welcoming Space (Leicester Street, Northampton, NN1 3RS) on  Wednesday 24 July from 10am to 1.30pm

* Saints Community Trust Welcoming Space (St James Park, Churchill Way, Brackley, NN13 7EJ) on Wednesday 14 August from 10am - 12.30pm


 * Towcester SNVB Community Larder (The Riverside Centre, Islington Road, Towcester, NN12 6AU) on Thursday 22 August from 10am to 11.15am.

The service will also have a presence at Moulton’s Community Mature Drive Roadshow, Kings Heath Community Funday, Southbrook Community Funday and Northampton Pride.

For those who are unable to attend these events but are keen to find out more, WNC's cost of living support hub is full of information and advice to help all residents find the support and help available to them.


If someone is unable to access the internet, they can also call the Council's customer services team from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday on 0300 126 7000 and speak to somebody directly about the support available.

Contact Information

 West Northamptonshire Council Communications Team


Gayton and Tiffield Community bus service

The Gayton and Tiffield Community bus service has been operating and serving the two villages since 1984  - more detail can be found here: .


We are pleased to advise you that this established service is to be extended to Pattishall Parish that all residents can take advantage of.


If residents have a bus pass this can be used on the service and if not, there is a nominal fee of £6 return to and from Towcester and just £7 to and from Northampton. The bus can pick people up from their homes and also drop them off and the driver will help with shopping bags too. 


The first bus will be coming through the Parish on Tuesday 27th June and again Friday 30th June. Along with this post is the map of the service and a timetable now extended to us all.


The service will be trialled for a one-year period and if it is adopted and used by Parish residents, will become a long-term fixture.


Please watch out for a leaflet coming through your door over the next few weeks, and more information in the Autumn edition of Around Pattishall.


We encourage you to utilise and enjoy the service – thank you.



Nigel Banister

Pattishall Parish Council

Towcester Area Door to Door

Could you volunteer to help the elderly and vulnerable in our parish? If you have been volunteering during lockdown or are now working from home, are you able to spare some time to help out?


Towcester Area Door to Door urgently need to recruit additional volunteer drivers to help people in our community.


As we emerge from lockdown, the NHS is now offering a wider range of hospital and GP appointments, and dentists, opticians, podiatrists and other healthcare providers are back at work. We have seen a steady rise in the number of journeys requested and we expect this to continue, particularly when the Autumn flu vaccine programme begins. 

This year, more than ever, our elderly and vulnerable neighbours need the support of a friendly, affordable, door-to-door service for their medical appointments.


Drivers need to have access to a car, be available on a regular basis for a minimum of half a day a week and complete a DBS check.  Mileage is reimbursed at the HMRC rate and insurance premiums are not affected.  Journeys are agreed in accordance with weekly availability and can fit around the school run, working from home or part time employment.


To learn more about volunteering for TADD visit or email